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Together We Can Slow The Flow

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Slow The Flow has just 2 weeks of events left in their Climate Action Roadshow which continues this week.  

'Together We Can Slow The Flow' is a climate action roadshow taking place across Calderdale this summer to raise awareness about the increasing impact of climate change on our lives and encourage people living and working in the area to take action to prevent major flooding events given the increasingly extreme weather.  

The roadshow comprises of a travelling exhibition and varied events programme taking place in towns and high flood risk areas urging everyone from school children to anchor businesses to help slow the flow of water and adapt to climate change. 

Funded by the National Lottery Together for our Planet initiative, the roadshow is aimed at empowering communities to tackle climate change by slowing the flow of water in upland areas, as well as around homes and businesses on the Valley basin. 

Events coming up are - 

Sunday 7th August 10am – 3pm Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge - Information Stall, activities & NFM walk

13th-20th August Todmorden Library - Exhibition

13th August 10am - 1pm Todmorden Library - Exhibition and family activities and snacks. 

Sunday 14th August 2pm Hebden Bridge - Organised flood walk

Wednesday 17th August 6pm – 9pm Todmorden College, Todmorden Slowing the flow in towns event – exhibition, key note speakers and Q&A 

Saturday 20th August 10am – 2pm Calder Homes Park, Hebden Bridge - Information Stall, interactive exhibition & activities

Members of the public are invited to come and take part and to see how we can all slow the flow.  More details are on Facebook and on the website - www.slowtheflow.net 

Bede Mullen chair of Slow the Flow said, "The purpose of the roadshow is to highlight relatively simple things we can all do to reduce flood risk, whether building leaky dams and planting trees in upland areas or creating rain gardens or green rooves in our homes and businesses. "
"We want to get the word out that whilst climate change and more major flood events are inevitable, Together we can slow the flow".

The Together We Can Slow the Flow roadshow was funded by the National Lottery Together For Our Planet fund and Yorkshire Prepared.